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Mihaela SerbanAssociate Professor of Law and Society

Year Joined RCNJ: 2010

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Law and Society, New York University
  • S.J.D.,  LL.M., Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University, Hungary
  • Licenta in Stiinte Juridice (Licentiate in Law), University of Bucharest School of Law, Romania
  • Mihaela Serban CV July 2018

Convening Groups:

  • Law and Society, Convener
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (minor)
  • Human Rights and Genocide Studies (minor)

Founding co-editor, Ramapo Journal of Law and Society

Pre-law advisor

Courses Taught:

  • Comparative Legal Systems/Global Legal Order, Contemporary Issues in Law & Society/Law, Power & Inequality, Introduction to Law and Justice, Law and Society, Law and Culture, Law and Development, Transitional Justice, Moot Court, Social Issues, Human Rights, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Ethics in a Global Age, Field Studies, Directed Readings, Thesis Supervision

Research Interests:

Law and society in Eastern Europe, human rights, the rule of law, transitional justice


Articles and book chapters:

Edited volume: 

Book reviews and other publications:

Works in progress or under review: 

  • Subverting Communism in Romania: Law and Private Property 1945-1965 (book manuscript)
  • “Litigating Identity in Fascist and Post-Fascist Romania (1940-1945)”
  • “Legal Culture and the Rule of Law in the Context of Immigration and Post-9/11 Terrorism Trials”
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